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Lesson Theme: Jesus teaches us to love God and neighbor.Five-Day Lesson Pacing GuideNote: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.Day 1Share Experiencesl Gathering Song l “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #13) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-26)l Cover Activity l Jesus Has One Rule (page 1)l Article l Swish For Kids (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for rules that keep us safeand help us get along with others. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for rules that keep us safe and help us get along with others. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l What Are the Greatest Commandments? (page 4) l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questions.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to love you and each other.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to love you and each other. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 36.l Catholic Faith Word l Law (page 4)l Our Catholic Faith l (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to treat others as we want tobe treated. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to treat others as we want to be treated. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Put Yourself in My Shoes (pages 6–7)l Activity l We Belong to the Communion of Saints (page 8) l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the many ways wecan show love to others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, thank you for the many ways we can show love to others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l New Testament (Visions Activity Book, Activity #4) l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-27)Friday Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Invite the students to write a prayer expressing their love for God. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2)l Tech: Explain to the students that in today’s world, our neighbors are not always close by; we interact with some of our neighbors through technology. Have the students create flyers with guidelines for digital citizenship. (ISTE2016.2b)Additional Resourcesl Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)l Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)l Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.Catholic Identity Project of the WeekThere are many ways that we can show our love for our neighbor. As a class, plan and complete a service project to show love to a needy person or group in your community.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel November 1: Feast of All Saints – Today, we honor all the saints in Heaven. Pray a litany to the saints using the children's names.l November 2: All Souls’ Day – Today, we pray for those who have died. We pray that they will be welcomed by God into Heaven.l November 3: Saint Martin de Porres – The son of a dark-skinned mother and a Spanish father, Martin was raised in poverty in Peru. Experiencing racial prejudice, he had a heart of forgiveness and justice.l November 4: Saint Charles Borromeo – During a time of illness and famine, Charles borrowed money to feed thousands of people.Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-25


































































































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